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Our life categories in the village

January 25, 2014

On December 2, we arrived on the island of Kolombangara. This trip was the second time our family has stayed there. (John has been there a few more times.)

This Tuesday, we returned to Honiara. Things I did on Tuesday or Wednesday that I hadn’t done for several weeks included:

  • ride in a car
  • connect to the internet
  • use a land line
  • use a microwave
  • shower in a bathroom that has a real door
  • drink water with ice in it
  • kill lots of ants in my kitchen
  • go to bed without having a mosquito net over me
  • sit under a ceiling fan
  • speak English to lots of people in one day
  • eat chicken

Some things about being back in Honiara are really nice.   Lots of things about living in the village were really nice too. I’m looking through some of our photos from our time out west, and most of them fall into one of these categories:

community events

peeling root vegetables for a wedding reception

peeling root vegetables for a wedding reception meal

learning new things: weaving, construction work

church and church events

the church potluck on New Year's Day

the church potluck on New Year’s Day

transportation: motor boats, canoes, ships, airplanes

fish

John and some other men went fishing.

John and some other men went fishing.

rain

It rained a lot, partly due to a cyclone in Tonga.

It rained a lot, partly due to a cyclone in Tonga.

meetings

John at a meeting of the Bible translation committee

John at a Bible translation committee meeting

sunsets and palm trees

People fishing at sunset

People fishing at sunset

coconuts

Little D drinking water from a coconut

Little D drinking water from a coconut

fruit, flowers, lizards, and bugs

the boys playing outside, eating, or reading

The boys eating papaya on our porch

The boys eating papaya on our porch

John reading to the boys

John reading to the boys

Christmas and New Year’s celebrations

Little D making paper chains to decorate for Christmas

Little D making paper chains to decorate for Christmas

house work

Little D helping wash the windows

Little D helping wash the windows

(There were not many pictures of cold things.)

We ate ice cream the few times we went to the nearby town.

We ate ice cream the few times we went to the nearby town.

Which category should my next post be about?

-Lori

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. speck27 permalink
    January 26, 2014 5:43 pm

    John and Laurie, and little one, I am so happy for you, that you are doing the ministry activities that are beneficial to you and to others less fortunate. I admire your faith, your love for others and dedication.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. i especially enjoy your stories and activites with the villagers.

    Hope to hear from you when you have some time. What was your Christmas like in December 2013?

    ________________________________

  2. Eileen Smiey permalink
    January 27, 2014 9:43 pm

    We are so proud of your fortitude, as in “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” We love to hear about your daily activities and interaction with the people around you and see the great pictures you share. Thank you, and we’re praying for you faithfully.
    Pastor Doug & Eileen in Oskaloosa, Ia.

  3. Julie Haan permalink
    January 30, 2014 9:22 pm

    Hi guys,

    As always, thanks for the info. Love hearing from you. Love your honesty Lori. Did a children’s sermon about you guys and Bible translation 2 weeks ago 🙂 Will continue to pray for you. Julie and all

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